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S3 Basketball


"Ron is a tremendous teacher of the game with a great energy, passion, and experience to help players at any level from high school to the NBA."
-Dave Joerger, Sacramento Kings Head Coach

“I want to provide basketball players in our community key tools that will help them grow on and off the court.”
- Ron DuBois, former NBA assistant coach, UCSC men’s basketball coach

S3 Basketball is an off-season basketball academy to help Santa Cruz area players elevate their game by focusing on three S’s of the sport: skill, speed and sport psychology. The academy runs April through September and is open to young people grades 4-12.

Through focused, one-on-one and small group instruction over the course of six months, players work on the basketball fundamentals of shooting, passing and dribbling. They also learn body movement and general athleticism, the science of speed and movement, sports psychology and more.

There are three, one-hour sessions per week and players are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions as their schedule allows.

The academy is led by Ron DuBois, whose experience as an NBA assistant coach, an Arizona State point guard and team captain, and UCSC men’s basketball coach make him an invaluable source of knowledge, insight and leadership. Joining Coach DuBois is a select staff of coaches and sports professionals, including strength and conditioning coach Robert Terrance, Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sherif Zaher, and former UCSC player Jeremy McGirr.